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Class I E, UP College of Law Atty. Maria Theresa G. Libunao I. INTRODUCTION: The Philippine Legal System Read: M.S. Feliciano, The Legal System of the Philippines (2005), Chapters 1 & 2 available on the ASEAN Law Association website at on Legal Systems in the ASEAN II. CLASSIFICATION AND SOURCES OF LAW Read: Michelle M. Wu, Why Print and Electronic Resources are Essential to the Academic Law Library, Law Library Journal, vol. 97 no. 2, pp. 234-247at Read: M.S. Feliciano, The Law Library: Revisiting Traditional Legal Research Methods, IBP Law Journal, vol. 34 no. 1 (March 2009), pp. 172- 183, 190-217. A. Classification of Sources of Law 1. Classification by Authority 2. Classification by Source B. Statutory Law 1. Effectivity of Laws a. Taada v. Tuvera, G.R. No. 63915, April 24, 1985 b. Garcillano v. House of Representatives Committee on Public Information, G.R. Nos. 170338 & 179275, December 23, 2008 Note: Read the issues and ruling on G.R. No. 179275 2. Research on Philippine Statutory Law C. Case Law 1. Parts of a Case and Effect of a Decided Case Read: F. Moreno, Philippine Legal Bibliography, pp. 77-80 (4th Ed. 1973), UP Law Library Reserve Section a. In Re: Letters of Atty. Estelito P. Mendoza re G.R. No. 178083 - Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) v. Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL), Patria Chiong and Court of Appeals, A.M. No. 11-10-1-SC, March 13, 2012. Note: Read the main cases of FASAP v. Philippine Airlines, Patria Chiong and CA, G.R. No. 178083, July 22, 2008 and October 2, 2009, for background information b. In the Matter of the Charges of Plagiarism, etc. Against Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo, A.M. No. 10-7-17-SC, February 8, 2011 2. Research on Philippine Case Law

D. Special and Other Laws III. ELECTRONIC SOURCES OF LAW Read: Carol M. Bast and Ransford C. Pyle, Legal Research in the Computer Age: A Paradigm Shift?, pp. 293-298, at 1. Online a. Free Access Sites b. Subscription Sites 2. Optical Media 3. Philippine Electronic Legal Resources a. Online b. Optical Media IV. How To Access and Use Library Resources: The Legal Research Process A. B. C. E. Purpose of Legal Research Summarizing the Problem and Determining the Legal Issue Critical Fact-Related Steps D. Law Finding Techniques Use of Library Resources (Practical Exercises)

Read: Feliciano, The Law Library, pp. 184-189 Note: Additional reading assignments for the course will be given as needed. GRADING SYSTEM: Attendance Recitation and/or Quizzes Legal Research Exercises Midterm Examinations Final Examinations

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